Rittenhouse, Competence, and Crusade

A contrast in styles.

The Narrative of the ‘MSM Narrative’

Journalism is terrible except when compared to the alternatives.

No, the Flu Shot Hasn’t Become Partisan

Reading disparate polling numbers critically.

Changing CDC Guidance, Communication, and Conspiracy

Science and insanity don’t mix.

Most Politics Is National

Tip O’Neil’s famous saying hasn’t been true in a long, long time.

Evangelical Politics in the Time of Polarization and Covid

A piece in The Atlantic inspires thoughts.

Battle for the Suburbs

There is a lot of anger out there.

Election Polling When There’s No Election Day

Late-breaking news may not matter that much anymore.

More Tabs to Clear

President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky and Merck CEO Ken Frazier, delivers remarks on COVID-19 vaccine production Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden Orders Feds, Firms to Vaccinate

The President has lost his patience with the unvaccinated.

Keeping the Voter Fraud Flames Burning

This time in the CA recall.

DeSantis’ Gall, Obfuscation, and Dishonesty

As the pandemic’s effects continue to worsen in Florida, DeSantis continues to play the worst kind of politics.

Ivermectin and Irresponsible Infotainment

Sound decisions require sound reporting.

Trump and Pompeo Set Afghanistan Fiasco in Motion

They’ve got a lot of gall blaming Biden for this mess.

“Why do Liberals Hate Orban?” is not the Right Question

The right questions are: 1) why do some some on the right like him, and 2) should this concern us all?

Scapegoating Immigrants

Whataboutism about a visit to Whataburger (and other tales of obfuscation).

Red Lights on the Dashboard

Some recent news items that add to concern about American democracy.

President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden, joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, delivers remarks on the COVID-19 National Month of Action on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden’s Vaccination Speech

The President hit all the right notes.

Capitol Riots Day 1 Analysis

An emotional day set the tone for the investigation.

The Reality Show Party?

Another R/D cleavage?

Money and Intra-Party Competition

More in a series of ongoing observations about the GOP primaries.

The Stupid, Evil Party

It’s not getting any better, folks.

Hunter Biden’s Art

A new career and a pending art sale.

Has America Reached Peak Vaccination?

The rate at which Americans are getting COVID shots is slowing rapidly.

Ohio, Trump, and the Primaries

Thinking about party evolution and behavior going into 2022.

Culture Wars the Liberals’ Fault?

Some people claim there’s a woman to blame.

Trump Organization and its CFO Indicted

A big shoe has dropped.

The Tragedy of Politicized Vaccines

Public health shouldn’t be made into a partisan issue.

Educational Diversity and Structural Racism

Critical race theory rears its ugly head yet again.

Florida’s Campus Speech Law

Ron DeSantis and friends are afraid of higher education.

How Critical Race Theory Suddenly Hit the Mainstream

A pandemic and the rise of Zoom meetings unleashed an academic theory into the wild.

COVID Bullying at West Point?

Vaccination is voluntary but refusal is not without consequence.

The Ivies=NK?

Or, you know, not.

SBC Picks a New Leader

And linkages to broader US politics.

What Does the Fed Have Against the Founding Fathers?

Well, nothing of course.

Chris Wallace Grills Joe Manchin

The piling on continues.

Unmasked Stupidity in Congress

Speaker Pelosi and House Republicans are waging separate battles with science.

The GOP: Not a Civil War, Not a Purge

The GOP is actually pretty healthy at the moment, despite some public rhetoric to the contrary.

Conservatives and Critical Race Theory

The latest bogey man is likely not well understood.

President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) President Donald J. Trump participates in a FOX News Channel virtual town hall entitled America Together: Returning to Work, with co-moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum live from the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The Fox News Effect?

Republicans are more partisan—and distrustful of government—than Democrats.

The Big Lie Has Become a Litmus Test

Republicans who admit Joe Biden won the election fair and square are being driven from the party.

Maxine Waters Under Fire

The latest variant of the “No Justice, No Peace” threat is unhelpful.

A Specious Comparison of Voting Rules

No, Colorado’s voting regulations are not roughly the same as Georgia’s.

Major League False Equivalence

There’s no voting in baseball.

Capitol Police Officer Killed in Attack

A loon wolf terrorist who followed Louis Farrakhan was responsible.

COVID Passports Redux

Competing analogies and externalities.

President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room. President Joe Biden takes notes doing a G7 Leaders’ Virtual Meeting Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in the White House Situation Room.

Judging Presidents and Presidencies

We tend to focus on the wrong qualities in our early assessments.

The Dishonesty is Exhausting

Foolish lies are for foolish liars.

This Week’s Dr. Seuss Nonsense

A story that is both unserious and yet emblematic of our age in a serious way.

Vaccine Hesitancy

A third of Americans are unsure they want the life-saving COVID shots.